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Weight Loss Tips For Overweight Pet Birds

Birds become more prone to health issues when they are overweight or obese. One serious problem that is common among fat birds is hepatic lipidosis. The condition is characterized by a defect in the liver function which is associated with the excessive fat deposits in the liver cells. If your pet bird is carrying excess weight, here are tips to help your pet zap the excess weight:

  • Always consult your veterinarian before starting your pet on a weight-loss program. 
  • Keep a close eye on your pet’s food intake. Instead of giving fruit, bread, or pasta which are rich in simple carbohydrates, offer lots of leafy greens. Your feathered pet will benefit from the extra fiber and other essential nutrients. 
  • Peanuts, safflower and sunflower seeds should not be given because they have a high-fat content. Go for the less fattening pine nuts, almonds, and macadamia nuts. 
  • Encourage the bird to play and exercise to burn some calories. 

Talk to your reputed veterinarian McHenry IL before making any changes in your pet’s diet.

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